LETTER: Keep field trips

Canceling field trips would be a bad decision for schools everywhere. Kids need a break from the normal school routine: Get to schoo
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

Canceling field trips would be a bad decision for schools everywhere. Kids need a break from the normal school routine: Get to school, do work, eat, do more work and then leave. It is tiring to do the same thing day after day after day. That is why kids need field trips to modify the schedule a bit.

In addition, field trips are a way for kids to explore new things. When kids can explore new things, it can help them to find new hobbies. It can also teach them what they like and dislike. Also, the kids have a better chance to learn things about things on the field trips. For instance, if it's butterflies that they are studying in school, and they go to a butterfly shelter, the children get to see what they're studying about, and they might get more interested in that topic.

Likewise, kids will have memories from their field trips. They may tell their family and someday their whole family may go there. They can even tell their friends that go to different schools! And when the kids grow up, it gives them something to tell their kids about.

Above all, kids will eventually need a break from school, and that is what field trips are for. Field trips are better for kids than breaks, because on breaks, all kids do is play video games, and on field trips, kids are active. Both teachers and kids enjoy field trips. Kids are nice all year long, just waiting for a field trip to come, so they can jump on the bandwagon.

Field trips are an exciting journey on a normal day. They're the memory that kids will have fir the rest if their life. They let kids explore new things. Therefore, why should field trips be banned from schools.

Scott Kenne

6th grader

Perkins Middle School